02-10-2013 04:22 PM
02-10-2013 04:31 PM
It is a normal practice when you buy a short sale below market value. The county will assess it at what they think is current market value. If you think it is unfair, appeal it, bring comps to the appeal and also an independent appraisal. Most likely, you got a good deal on the short sale and they are making an adjustment for it.
02-10-2013 04:37 PM
When you fight it, it is short term gain. Next year there will be steep increase. I would start checking Redfin see what it says. What you get is a computerized version. When you petition it is a human version. They will not agree with you or appraiser's pick but will back off a bit.
All most all home owners this year will pay more property taxes due to signigicant price increase.